The library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer programming for youth kicked off with “Food Scientists,” a two-day program taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator Jaime O’Donnell.
The kids learned that celery sitting in a cup of food coloring will draw the color into its stalk and that vinegar and baking soda create a foamy fizz. They also learned why sugar is bad for one’s body and took turns measuring how much sugar is in soda and energy drinks. Ms. Jaime finished up the program by helping the kids make healthy strawberry banana smoothies.
Thank you to Ms. Jaime for kicking off our summer children’s events with such a fun and educational program!
Stop by for Storytime on the Go in the courtyard at Bliss Towers (State St. and 2nd St., Hudson) this Saturday, June 21 from 10AM-2PM. The event will include stories, songs, and puppetry for children ages 0-5 and their families. FREE board books will be available to bring home!
Storytime on the Go is made possible with grant support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Fund for Columbia County.
Join us for our first special kids program of the summer! “Food Scientists,” with Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Jaime O’Donnell, will be held on Tues., June 24 and Thurs. June 26 from 4:00-5:00PM each day.
Kids will find out the answers to such questions as, “Why does food steam and sizzle when it cooks?” and “Why does soda have bubbles in it?”
Be sure to register today for this fun and exciting program suitable for kids of all ages! Friday, June 20 is the last day to register. For more information, please contact Youth Services Coordinator Jaclyn Bruntfield at jbruntfield @ hudsonarealibrary.org
Good news for kids! The Mid Hudson Library System’s digital downloads site, OverDrive, now has a special portal just for juvenile eBook and audiobook downloads: The Kids’ eReading Room!
This new, easy to navigate site features large pictures of books, so it is easy for your child to see what is available for download. Children and parents may also browse by subject, reading level, and what is new and popular. There is even a section just for books similar to the Harry Potter series!
To check out the Room, visit the MHLS Digital Downloads site and scroll down to click on the “For Kids” button. This new portal is a great way to get kids interested in reading and using their library card, so encourage your child to visit the Kids’ eReading Room today!
The Hudson Area Library’s Storytime on the Go will visit the Hudson Farmers Market this Saturday from 9AM – 1PM. Join us this free event, which will include stories about nature and animals, songs, and puppetry.
Storytime on the Go is a mobile early literacy effort aimed at encouraging opportunities for parents and caregivers to read to their babies, toddlers, and young children. The event is best suited for children ages 0-5 and their families. Free board books will be available for participants to take home.
Storytime on the Go is made possible by the Hudson Area Library’s Kids First Initiative with grant support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Fund for Columbia County.
In order to make room for new inventory, the Friends Book Sale Room will feature hundreds of great books in a special discount sale this Saturday! All fiction books (both hard and softcover) will be buy one/ get one free (that’s 2 for $1) and all paperback books (mass market) will be 3 for $1. The shelves are packed with hundreds of great authors and subjects, so stock up now for plentiful spring reading!
In addition to all the great fiction books, there are thousands of titles in over forty categories to choose from in the Book Sale Room. Books on art, travel, gardening, cooking, photography, poetry, memoir, history, classics, humor, large print, mystery, sports and more are all here…our inventory is the largest inthe area! Hundreds of children’s books for all reading levels are also available. Movies, audio books and music also available at discounted prices.
Books make great gifts, and you can be sure to find something for everyone at this sale.
Be sure to check out our Facebook page, Friends of the Hudson Area Library and Like us! See you on Saturday in the Book Sale Room!
Hudson Children’s Book Festival author Ellen Jensen Abbott writes about her library experiences:
A Writer’s Library
There are many perks to being a teacher: the excitement and energy of working with youth; spending time reading and discussing great works of literature; spring break. But one of the perks has been central to my growth as a writer. That perk is the special access I get to my school library. Continue reading →
The Hudson Area Library and the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will have tables at the Festival, so be sure to stop by and say hi!
The Festival will take place at the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools, located at 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free! For parking, transportation and more information visit the Hudson Children’s Book Festival website.